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The Malarky of Consciousness
And the importance of revelation
Consciousness is always there even though we may not be 'conscious' of it. We are definitely conscious, oft times self-conscious and, much as we might not like to admit it, pretty often unconscious.
Don't take this personally. Consider that consciousness is like an ice-berg. The 10% that is above the water is what we are conscious of, perhaps the tideline of the water is our self-consciousness and guess what, a helluva of stuff is under water, and that for better or worse is the unconscious. If that which is unseen can sink the Titantic then consider the damage the unconscious does to our lives. We know it, we experience it, we are frozen in the face of it, it is our self-sabotage, it is our misbehaviour.
To paraphrase Jung “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will screw up your life and you will call it fate.”
Consciousness is the buzz word of the moment, in the face of our collective compunction to trash the planet, each other and ourselves there is a call to evolve consciousness, to become better, more caring, kind, human beings and yet all the while we witness in slow motion the car crash of our collective misbehaviour; species extinction, war, warming oceans, melting ice caps, climate change, pandemics, poverty and the list goes on.
So what to do? Well, picking up on Jung the solution lies in making the 'unconscious conscious', shining light onto the dark, bringing the warmth of awareness to bear to melt the iceberg of the unconscious. Revelation is the keyword here. Reveal what is in the dark and bring it into the light - take the power out of it. When we see what is really going on we can make real choices that will take effect and steer our destiny away from cancerous growth towards the regenerative growth of connection, possibility & beauty.
This is why my work is dedicated to the #revelation of the unconscious, day by day archaeologically revealing what is under the surface of my conscious and self-conscious awareness, allowing new awareness to transmute it so I can make choices that really do serve me, to be Charles Eisenstein about it, to take action towards 'a more beautiful world my heart knows is possible' and truly